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Ralph K. Makanani Sr.

Posted On September 3rd, 2013 -

July 14, 2013
Ralph K. Makanani Sr., 68, of Honolulu, a maintenance employee, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Ralph K. Jr.; brothers William “Joe,” Stanley “Mac,” Walter “Walla” and Albert “Bu”; sister Barbara; a grandchild; and three great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Kaiona Beach Park in Waimanalo. Scattering of ashes: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Sharyn Shizuko Masukawa

Posted On September 3rd, 2013 -

Aug. 29, 2013
Sharyn Shizuko Masukawa, 85, of Hilo, a retired account clerk for Nick’s Garage, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Keith and Duane, daughters Lenora Ma tsuda and Roxane Rodrigues, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at New Hope Christian Fellowship, Kupulau. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Terumi Nakahara

Posted On September 3rd, 2013 -

Aug. 24, 2013
Terumi “Teri” Nakahara, 77, of Hilo, a KTA Super Stores data entry operator, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughter Glynis; brothers Edward, Masaaki and Yoshito Oshiba; and two grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Paul Ikuo Okudara

Posted On September 3rd, 2013 -

Aug. 11, 2013
Paul Ikuo Okudara, 78, a retired glazier, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Meredyth M.; son Keola; daughters Lisa Okudara and Annie Wells; brother Ben; sisters Judy Malloy, Mae Wathall and Juliet Shimabukuro; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Mamiya Theatre Courtyard at Saint Louis School. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date.

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Lois Gilman Schuster

Posted On September 3rd, 2013 -

Aug. 21, 2013
Lois Gilman Schuster, 86, of Hilo, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sons Charles, Richard, Robert and Henry; sister Patricia Greenwell; brother Joseph Gilman; and six grandchildren. Services pending. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Lynn M. Shishido

Posted On September 3rd, 2013 -

Aug. 14, 2013
Lynn M. Shishido, 61, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Chuck, son Reid and daughter Niki. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Gaynor Harold Kinimaka Sodetani

Posted On September 3rd, 2013 -

Aug. 25, 2013
Gaynor Harold Kinimaka Sodetani, 44, of Aiea, a Marmol Hawaii tile setter, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Madelyn Aquino-Sodetani; daughters Ashleigh, Madelynn, Candace and Khrystyna; father Gaynor W.T.; mother Rebecca Yara; sister Rebecca Luke; and a grandchild. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Sept. 10 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Bert Mitsuto Sakumoto

Posted On September 2nd, 2013 -

Aug. 1, 2013
Bert Mitsuto Sakumoto, 85, of Kapolei, a retired Nicholas Nikolas Restaurant accountant and an Army veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Amy T.; daughter Terri Alvaro; sisters Doris Nakamura, Ethel Nitta and Winifred Fujimoto; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Aipunou Siatini Ulufanua

Posted On September 2nd, 2013 -

Aug. 23, 2013
Aipunou Siatini Ulufanua, 61, of Kapolei died in Liliha Health Care Center. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by sons Malotumau Jr. and Perry; daughter Magalita M. Ulufanua; brother Arona S. Iese; sisters Malo Au, Eletise Siatini, Faana Hayes, Mele Puailoa, Mareta Savusa andFaafe Forsythe; and 10 grandchildren. Services:10 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waipahu Stake Center. Burial:2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences:www.leewardfuneralhome.com.

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Robert T. Araki

Posted On September 2nd, 2013 -

Aug. 20, 2013
Robert T. Araki, 71, of Mililani, a retired GTE Hawaiian Tel cable splicer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Edith; daughter Joy Nishibe; sisters Yuriko, Mabel and Irene; and a grandchild. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services:6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Beatrice Wai Chin Bow

Posted On September 2nd, 2013 -

Aug. 17, 2013
Beatrice Wai Chin Bow, 69, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard employee, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers David M.H. and Daniel M.C., and sister Janice B. Nishimura. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Baptist Church. Services:10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Kurt Brunner

Posted On September 2nd, 2013 -

July 7, 2013
Kurt Brunner, 54, of Kalihi, an information technology specialist for the Departments of English and Linguistics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, died in Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center. He was born in Switzerland. He is survived by father Peter, mother Margrith Witter and brother Roland. Services:4 p.m. Sunday at Duke Kahanamoku Beach, Waikiki. Scattering of ashes to be held at sea after services. Online condolences:kenordensteinfunerals.com.

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Acierto Estrada Cabigas

Posted On September 2nd, 2013 -

Aug. 26, 2013
Acierto Estrada Cabigas, 80, of Honolulu, a fish cannery employee for Trident Co., died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation &Nursing. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Fernanda; sons Acierto Jr. and Rizzeldeen; daughters Aracile Saromo and Rica Joy Pinasbo; brothers Pacifico, Roberto, Manuel and Sonico; sisters Consuelo Estabillo and Ocrecia Joaquin; and 12 grandchildren. No services.

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Robert Henry Correa

Posted On September 2nd, 2013 -

Aug. 18, 2013
Robert Henry “Rabbit” Correa, 62, ofHilo, a construction worker, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sonia; sons Jorden Afoa and Henry Correa-Young; daughters Paula and Rayna Correa, Shawna Aquino and Selina Custodio; mother Barbara Jean; brothers Cory, Gary and Henry W.; sisters Alma Enos and Debra Paishon; 22 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Thy Word Ministries in Hilo. Celebration of life:10 a.m. Potluck luncheon to follow. Casual attire.

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Peter Franklin Howe

Posted On September 2nd, 2013 -

June 18, 2013
Peter Franklin Howe, 55, of Honolulu died at home. He was born in Fullerton, Calif. He is survived by brothers James D., Michael and J. Grady. Services to be held in Kinney, Texas.

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Nathaniel George Markham

Posted On September 2nd, 2013 -

Aug. 21, 2013
Nathaniel George Markham, 61, of Kaneohe, a truck driver, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Willodeen; sons Travis and Teven; daughters Trisha and Tiana; brothers Randy Manewa and Masa Bagood; sisters Nona Miguel, Penny Kekahuna, Rochelle Kanei and Nana Kahale; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation:10 a.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Katherine Katsu Moriyasu

Posted On September 2nd, 2013 -

Aug. 19, 2013
Katherine Katsu Moriyasu, 84, of Wailuku, an original registered nurse at Kaiser Medical Center and Maui MemorialMedical Center, died at home.She was born in Waialua. She is survived by son James, daughter Annie, brother Shoji Kokubun, sister Tsuyako Kimura, and four grandchildren. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Saturday at Kahului Union Church. Services:11 a.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kahului Union Church programs. Online condolences: www.nakamuramortuary.com.

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Elaine Setsuko Nakamura

Posted On September 2nd, 2013 -

Aug. 20, 2013
Elaine Setsuko “Sets” Nakamura, 75, of Honolulu, a retired corporate secretary and bookkeeper for Hosoi Garden Mortuary, died at home.She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Tommy T.; daughter Debbie Y. Takeno; brother Roy S. Morishige; sisters Naomi R. Numazu, Mary Ann M. Lamar and Susan S. Morishige; and four grandchildren. Visitation:5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Casual attire.

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James SeichiOkudara

Posted On September 2nd, 2013 -

Aug. 17, 2013
James Seichi “Jimmy” Okudara, 95, of St. Louis Heights, a retired machinist/welder fabricator for the owner of Mobile Marine, died inHonolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Dennis, Thomas and Francis; sisters Hatsue Mento; 14 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation:noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:1 p.m. Casual attire.

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Dixeen Leiko Sakamoto

Posted On September 2nd, 2013 -

Aug. 15, 2013
Dixeen Leiko “Dixie” Sakamoto, 60, of Hilo, a maintenance worker at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Scott, daughter Kimberly Taga, mother Joyce Shimabukuro, brother Myles, sister Sharon and three grandchildren. Visitation:10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Services:11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Mark A. Tom

Posted On September 1st, 2013 -

Aug. 4, 2013
Mark A. Tom, 46, of Pearl City died in Pearl City. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by father Paul A.; mother Eleanor Wond; brothers Paul A. Jr., Peter A., Matthew A. and David A.; and sister Mary S. Thomas. Private services.

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Ella P.K. Barrett

Posted On September 1st, 2013 -

Aug. 17, 2013
Ella P.K. Barrett, 70, of Waianae, a retired cook at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Restaurant, died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Lionel L.; sons Timothy K. and Victorino C. Oliveros, William K. Kawailima, and Brian K. McKeague; daughter Christina K. Oliveros; brothers Joseph K., James K., Willy “Reese” and Clifford “Bobo” Kekawa; sister Audrey Johnekins; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church, 89-235 Pua Ave., Waianae. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Monina Palacay Tomas

Posted On September 1st, 2013 -

Aug. 19, 2013
Monina Palacay Tomas, 58, of Honolulu, a Royal Hawaiian hotel housekeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Flordelino D.; sons Flor Michael P. and Flor Mitchel P.; brothers Renato T. and Reynaldo T. Palacay, and Severino T. Palacay Jr.; and sisters Maryfe Maranan, Ma. Asuncion P. Lagua, Jocelynn P. Llanes, Rosemarie P. Galinato and Elvira P. Fotta. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Danilo Soriano Borje Sr.

Posted On September 1st, 2013 -

Aug. 23, 2013
Danilo Soriano Borje Sr., 45, of Kahului, a landscaper, died. He was born in Casiber Santa, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Felina; sons Duane, Danny Jr., Darrell and Derick; parents Hilario and Rosalia; brothers Nelson, Dominador and Russell; sister Cynthia; and adopted sisters Shirley Manzano and Imelda Borje. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Church, Kahului. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku, Maui. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Phyllis Q. Yee

Posted On September 1st, 2013 -

Aug. 15, 2013
Phyllis Q. Yee, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Cannery benefits specialist, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Joseph “Joe,” son Joseph “Sonny” II, daughters Jo Anne Kegley and Joycelyn Kim, and eight grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Visitation and lunch: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Glenn Kaaea Gonsalves

Posted On September 1st, 2013 -

Aug. 23, 2013
Glenn Kaaea “Coach Gonzo” Gonsalves, 51, of Lahaina, a coach for several Oregon and West Maui softball and baseball teams, died. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons Shelton K.K. Mahuna, Nolan A.G. Gonsalves and Devin C. Bonnell; daughters Liana N. and Kayla D.A.; parents John and Ruth; brother John A.K. Jr.; and sister Judy Guerrero. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Waiola Church, Lahaina. Services: 6 p.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Richard Kazuto Yoshida

Posted On September 1st, 2013 -

July 21, 2013
Richard Kazuto Yoshida, 88, of Keaau, Hawaii, a Japan Airlines retiree and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. He is survived by sons Dennis and Glenn; daughters Jean Youn, Janice Arakaki and Karen Loo; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Urn committal services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Nita Lee Harp

Posted On September 1st, 2013 -

Aug. 28, 2013
Nita Lee Harp, 82, of Hawaii Kai, a homemaker, died in Hawaii Kai. She was born in Roanoke, Va. She is survived by husband Richard C., daughters Gayle Neihoff and Karen Harp, and three grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, 5286 Kalanianaole Highway, Honolulu. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Ah Lin Young

Posted On September 1st, 2013 -

Aug. 23, 2013
Ah Lin Young, 91, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Hung Joong “Murphy,” sons Jeffrey and Jon, daughters Julie Young and Jennifer Sousa, sister Ah Lan Chock, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Community Church of Honolulu, 2345 Nuuanu Ave. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Alrene Jean Ah Heong Hurley

Posted On September 1st, 2013 -

Aug. 28, 2013
Alrene Jean Ah Heong Hurley, 66, of Ewa Beach, an educational assistant, died at home. She was born in Kau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Sean, Jay III, James and Jared; daughters Carmel Hurley and Cherith Reinhardt; brothers Alfred, Gaylord, Deric, Robert and Almarich; sisters Jackie, Melva, Shawnette and Ivona; former husband Jay Jr.; 20 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 91-1154 North Road, Ewa Beach. Services: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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